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Paradise Graphics tablets for Xmas?

By . Published: 3rd Dec 2002, 23:57:15 | Permalink | Printable

Paradise drop the price of graphics tablets - just in time for christmas.

What's the point in having a news portal without bending it a little to help yourself out once in a while?...

Due to a special purchase of graphics tablets from the manufacturers, Paradise are now able to offer the PaintPal Deluxe graphics tablet for just 50 including postage -- just in time for christmas!

As the blurb on the website says: "The Paradise range of Graphics Tablets provide a superior input method for all types of graphics-related activities, as well as enhancing standard mouse-based programs and the RISC OS Desktop. Paradise's flexible driver software gives you full control of all the features provided by these tablets, including work area calibration, pressure-sensing curve, click pressure and button mapping."


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I got one of these at the Wakefield show, a great unit IMHO. Works well with Photodesk and made touching up images *far* easier.

 is a RISC OS Userjonix on 4/12/02 12:05PM
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Will the software be updated (if it needs to be updated) to work on the new generation of 32bit machines?

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 4/12/02 8:08PM
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It's not economically viable to do so, no. If Iyonix sells sufficient quantity, then we may consider it, but also be aware that Iyonix does not have a PS/2 keyboard port so a power adaptor would be required. A much better solution would be to convert our driver for USB graphics cards. We've had something working already but once again it's down to cash - nobody's willing to pay what it costs for the development.

I'm still agog at all the ridiculous "32bit 32bit 32bit" nonsense going on just now. Iyonix sold what, 30 machines so far? It's not even worth considering yet IMO.

 is a RISC OS Userian on 4/12/02 9:43PM
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Surely it's about the future of the platform though, rather than how things are currently? People are more likely to buy Iyonixes if there's more software for it.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 5/12/02 1:10PM
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Welcome to catch 22.

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 5/12/02 1:50PM
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Is Catch 22 32 bit compatible?

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 5/12/02 2:00PM
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I think the low sales are more down to people hanging on for the Omega to compare the two. Also, the 26-bit issue should not be too much of a problem for the Omega if the articles on ARMTwister are correct (I have no reason to doubt them).

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 5/12/02 3:00PM
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"low sales?" - what kind of nonsense is that? the machine has been on sale for how long now? 5 days! It sold around 30 on the first day. Who knows how many have been sold already? And who knows how many will have been sold by the end of the year? Updating the software should not be a big issue. Just get in touch.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 5/12/02 4:38PM
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Not a big issue, just not a profitable one.

Not atm at least -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 6/12/02 9:55AM
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I use this Paint Pal pressure pen/tablet sold by Paradise with Photodesk.

I even wrote a wee app called !Pentwist which helps people use it. [link]

Feedback on PenTwist has been quite good as people seem to think it really helpful.

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 6/12/02 1:44PM
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My 'low sales' comment is based on the comment by ian about only having sold 30 odd. I've no idea how many they sold since then, but I think loads of people must be holding off until the Omega appears so they can make an informed choice.

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 6/12/02 3:23PM
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No no no! Stop it! The Omega held people back buying all sorts of stuff like Viewfinder. I held back a year on that. What a mistake. It meant I lost out on a year of using it. If anyone holds back on Iyonix they are just going to be missing out on using the machine. I for one have already ordered my Iyonix. If it turns out Omega is so much better then I can sell my Iyonix - especially as the price is suppost to be going up after christmas.

 is a RISC OS Userdanielbarron on 7/12/02 12:01PM
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